In 2008, CLASS added a service called Behavioral Support to assist an individual in increasing adaptive behaviors to replace or modify maladaptive behaviors that prevent the individual’s inclusion in community life.
- Information Letter 08-123 Behavioral Support Services.
- Information Letter 10-22 Clarifying Behavioral Support Services
Unfortunately, staffing of this service in the Houston area has been very difficult since the CLASS rate is substantially less than other payment sources.
In Feb 2022, HHSC is adding Autism Services to include ABA evaluation and treatment as a benefit of THSteps-CCP (for Medicaid recipients who are 20 years of age and younger).